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How to Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10

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Windows Update keeps Windows 10 updated by downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft.

Sometimes it may be required to restart your PC to finish installing an update.

You can set the time in which you are most active on your device by adjusting active hours. Active Hours lets Windows know when you usually use this device. When a restart is necessary to finish installing an update, Windows won't automatically restart your device during active hours.

When a restart is scheduled, you can use a custom restart time to temporarily override active hours and schedule a custom time to finish installing the current update(s). When your PC restarts on the scheduled custom time, custom restart time will automatically be turned off, and Windows Update will only restart outside of active hours again. You can also manually turn off custom restart time at anytime if you change your mind.

Starting with Windows 10 build 15019, you can now enable to show more notifications about restarting you PC for updates to help keep you informed about scheduled restart times. See also: Providing customers with more choice and control in Creators Update

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing more Windows Update restart notifications for your Windows 10 PC.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off show more update restart notifications.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications using a REG file


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Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

2. Click/tap on the Restart options link under Update settings on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Turn On of Off (default) Show more notifications for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close Settings if you like.






Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications using a REG file

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The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings

RestartNotificationsAllowed DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_on_show_more_Windows_Update_restart_notifications.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_off_show_more_Windows_Update_restart_notifications.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn